NEH Short Documentaries - deadlines Aug. and Jan.


National Endowment for the Humanities Div. of Public Programs

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NEH Short Documentaries
next deadline is August 14, 2019.
two deadlines per year.

Short Documentaries may explore any humanities topic. In addition to funding films on national and global topics and events, we anticipate funding projects that use humanities scholarship to explore regional stories within a broader humanities context. Examples of subjects that could be explored in this program include: • military history • regional Native American histories • portraits of regional artists, folk artists, or artists tied to an exhibition • humanistic biographies of regional authors • biographies of civic leaders and other figures whose stories illuminate broader humanities themes regarding civic education • significant local or regional historical events that resonated nationally or internationally • behind-the scenes explorations of museum collections • historical vignettes on regional businesses and industries • explorations of America’s founding principles • histories of significant social and intellectual movements

All proposed projects should: employ appealing formats that will engage the general public in learning • build on sound humanities scholarship • deepen public understanding of significant humanities questions • approach a subject analytically, presenting a variety of perspectives • involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production • involve appropriate media professionals